Plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Plants. Photo: Don Wood, ACT

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Carnarvon Station Bush Heritage Reserve, via Augathella, Qld

Common Name

Slender Mint




Aromatic perennial forb, prostrate or to 25cm tall.  Leaves with a strong mint smell when crushed, opposite each other, 0.4-2cm long, 2-12mm wide, flat, hairless or hairy, dotted with glands, margins smooth or sometimes toothed, tips blunt.  Flowers pink, mauve to purple, occasionally white, tubular, vaguely 2-lipped, with 4 lobes, in 2-8-flowered clusters at the bases of paired leaves.  Rare SA.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 574

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